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Emerson Officials Unearth Drainage Block

Emerson Engineer Gary Ascolese found the source of a blockage on Vivian Avenue.
Emerson Engineer Gary Ascolese found the source of a blockage on Vivian Avenue. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero

EMERSON, N.J. — A 12-inch, cast-iron sanitary sewer line was primarily responsible for flooding and drainage issues in an Emerson neighborhood, borough officials said.

Plans from 1960 and 1962 led to the discovery of the pipe, which was preventing the flow of a 38-by-24-foot drainage line, Borough Administrator Robert Hoffmann told Daily Voice.

Emerson Engineer Gary Ascolese unearthed the line on Wednesday. DPW workers will remove the debris, officials said.

Drainage and flooding issues have plagued the areas of Vivian Avenue and Pershing Street off Hasbrouck Avenue near the Westwood border

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